Monday, April 7, 2014

New Entry Table




Have you ever felt silly for holding on to something for a long time, but then finding the perfect use for it?
I didn't hold onto this item for a real long while, but it did cross my mind several times that I should probably get rid of it, but then I never did.

When we moved into my parent's house to make it our own after my father passed away, we had a lot of work ahead of us. One seemingly impossible room was my youngest brother's bedroom. We had to get the room cleared out so that our two girls had a bedroom. Amidst everything else, we found a small dresser. My brother didn't want it anymore. It was filled with computer parts that I didn't know what to do with so it sat it the hallway for a good while. Eventually, I cleared it out and decided it try it out at the bottom of the steps in the front entry area.

 
 
I really hated this dresser. It seemed to be made of simple scrap wood and had an orange toned stain. However, it was a weight and size that gave it many possibilities. It was always my intention to do something with it. Then, we moved. A bunch of smaller furniture pieces sat in the garage waiting for a home. I wanted to make our front entry a little more substantial so I added it there. It was driving me crazy seeing it there every day in it's orange glory. Then, one day I took it apart, and I just started painting it. First I spray painted some gray primer on. It already looked so much better! The I painted on a few coats of leftover Benjamin Moore Black paint I had on hand. Next, a few coats of polycrylic were applied. Finally, I reused the knobs that had been on the powder room vanity at our last house.
 
 
 
 
It doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture! So glad I held onto this piece. It was completely free, too! It is perfect in our entry. Have you ever waited for the perfect spot for something?
 
Have a creative day!
 
 
 
 
Let's party together!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

  1. It turned out great! Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit!

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  2. Hi Nicole. Thanks for leaving a comment about my office area. :)

    Using a dresser in the entry is such a good idea. We did that in our last house and the storage is wonderful! So cool that you were able to paint it and keep it.

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